My little man informed me that he wanted to be Calvin everyday while my big guy showed off his Max costume to everyone who would look/listen. He even insisted on sleeping in it. I guess that I did an OK job.
|J snuggled Hobbes all day long|
Next, I turned off all the lights except a couple strings of Christmas lights. The class scooped up handfuls of my hidden hard copy books and settled in under their covers, flashlights in hands. They had heard about this moment from every child who has been in my class. It was the eagerly anticipated read-in under the stars. My sons have a laser star projector that they sleep with at night. I bring it in every year so my class can read under the stars. I counted down before hitting the switch.
Blue and green lights covered the ceiling and a chorus of ah's filled the room. Then flashlights turned on and the room went silent. There wasn't a wandering eye or body...everyone was glued to their books. Groans came from every mouth when I announced that we needed to stop for recess. "Can we PLEASE stay in?" echoed from child to child. "Nope! I have to get your next surprise ready.", I replied.
|T played with his crown all day.|
Why won't this darn stuff mix?
I headed out to gather the children and then returned to mixing. The cocoa sat clumped on the top like dirt a fresh rainfall. I mixed as best as I could before handing cups out to the children.
"My cocoa is cold. Can you warm it up?"
Are you kidding me? Give me that cup and let me see. I placed my finger into the clumpy layer. A quick shiver went up my arm as I realized that it was ice cold. The special hot water tap in the staff room must have been empty when I was filling up my containers. No wonder the mix wouldn't blend....I was using cold water instead of hot water.
I glanced at the clock and realized that we had 10 minutes before the assembly. There wouldn't be enough time to zap all of their cups in the microwave and still have time to drink it. RATS! I quickly smiled and took this opportunity to talk to them about unexpected things happening in life. I also promised that I would bring my slightly used coffee pot in tomorrow to make sure that we had enough HOT water.
Teaching....never predictable, but always entertaining.
Yes, I dressed up too. Can you guess what my partner in crime and I are?